Today I'm reviewing Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson. Behold the cover and all the information you need to know...
Series: The Isle Chronicles
Age group: 11 - 14
Page count: 352 pages
Summary from Amazon:
A young lad awakens on an island, alone and brutally injured, with no memory of his past.
Captain Declan Ross searched for riches that will free him and his headstrong daughter, Anne, from the piracy business forever . . . Bartholomew Thorne, an infamously ruthless pirate, seeks to destroy Ross and any who stand in his way of the legendary treasure hidden by a mysterious order of monks. With these intriguing characters and many more, Wayne Thomas Batson weaves a spell-binding adventure filled with high-seas drama where battles rage, storms brew, a long-dormant volcano awakens, and a sea creature slithers in the deep as pirates race for a cliff-top fortress.
Why I like this book:
- The action. We have duels, ships attacking ships, secret plots! One of the main characters makes plans - but the author doesn't tell us what it is, so we have to discover it as the story goes along. There is never a slow spot! It keeps you racing with anticipation. However, it might be a bit bloody for sensitive readers (look at age group above). I didn't have much of a problem, though.
- The author shows us what pirates really were like! With all the floors on a ship (which I am completely clueless on), positions of pirates on a ship, crews, equipment, etc. There's even a glossary at the beginning with all the terms! It's cool to see.
- The plot. Even though it is a pretty common plot for books with pirates, this one includes twists and turns! In the end, we have a pretty big cliffhanger.
- Very likeable characters. You worry about their wellbeing constantly!
Overall, I give this book a seven out of ten! The action is fantastic!
Taken from back of book.
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